RIP Jim Hall
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Nooooooo! Another absolute legend gone. Really one of the jazz musicians...
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Very sad to hear this. I saw Jim perform a few months ago with Joe Lovano at a club called Blues Alley in DC, he was amazing. RIP
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Sad. Love his work and his album with Pat Metheny is one of my favorites jazz guitar albums.
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R.I.P

My fave record of his (among the ones I know) is one recorded in Berlin in 1969 called 'It's nice to be with you'.

The playing is absolutely fantastic and I rarely heard better sonics.

Jim Hall Trio - It's Nice to Be with You - YouTube

Another fave is 'Concierto' on CTI with Chet Baker, Paul Desmond and Steve Gadd on drums. I didn't think that doing 'Concierto de Aranjuez' this way would work but it works beautifully.
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Farewell, old friend.

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RIP Jim Hall
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RIP, Jim. I did not know he played Blues Alley. I like that place. Glad you got to see him.
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https://twitter.com/nprmusic/status/410466027898540032

He was the 'Bill Evans' of the jazz guitar if I am permitted to make such a declaration...
You are permitted. And here are the two of them form the great Interplay album. I remember the first time I heard this album (I hadn't read the credits), I thought "Who is that guitarist?"
Rest in peace.

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Wow! Thanks for posting this! I didn't know that there existed more Bill Evans/Jim Hall albums besides 'Undercurrent' and 'Intermodulation'. I'm definitely going to buy this very soon.
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A master musician, guitarrist and teacher.

Wonderful music you made.

Thanks Jim

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